blowing snow


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

blowing snow

[¦blō·iŋ ¦snō]
(meteorology)
Snow lifted from the surface of the earth by the wind to a height of 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more (higher than drifting snow) and blown about in such quantities that horizontal visibility is restricted.
References in periodicals archive ?
Main features: project management for the reconstitution of a bucket wheel in the framework of the water replenishment of the mills of the saint-chamas blowing snow (13)
The aircraft itself may produce its own blowing snow phenomenon.
Off the mouse siblings scamper to play in the blowing snow for Christmas Day.
2 Instagram a super #basic pic of you blowing snow off your mittens.
'When the 2016 Blizzard Struck Washington DC I took my camera to the national mail in hope of capturing a glimpse of the monuments in the hard blowing snow. As everything disappeared into white clouds, suddenly the Washington Monument appeared Through the snow.
Since a person is blowing snow, and dirt is not a problem, all that was necessary was some way to keep the snow out.
The NWS defines it as "a severe snowstorm characterized by strong winds causing blowing snow that results in low visibilities." The difference between a blizzard and a snowstorm is the strength of the wind, not the amount of snow.
Living snow fences disrupt wind patterns, causing blowing snow to be deposited in designated areas around the fence and away from the road.
Nine deaths were indirectly storm-related: four involved shoveling or blowing snow; two carbon monoxide intoxication deaths occurred in stranded vehicles; two persons with acute medical emergencies died because they could not be transported to facilities with appropriate levels of care; and one death occurred during efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
Perhaps it was that my ancestors made a business of supplying millions of seedlings to shield railroad cuts from blowing snow and to help slow topsoil losses on the Northern Plains during the Dust Bowl days.
Even the security guards, outside in the bitter cold and blowing snow, were patient and kind helping audience members cross the slippery roads and sidewalks leading to the theater doors.